City Council has approved to lower the residential tax rate

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City Council has approved to lower the residential tax rate

Post by Head Honcho » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:18 am

Timmins City Council has approved to lower the residential tax rate by 1.58 per cent. Mayor Steve Black says for the average home worth about $180,000, this equals a $26 increase to your bill. Black says the payment could change depending on your MPAC assessment for this year.

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Re: City Council has approved to lower the residential tax rate

Post by Head Honcho » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:00 pm

Lowering the rate will cost us more? Cool.

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Re: City Council has approved to lower the residential tax rate

Post by Loco101 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:33 pm

Mine have gone down the last couple of years. But that's after the amount skyrocketed over the 10 previous years.

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Re: City Council has approved to lower the residential tax rate

Post by Head Honcho » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:26 am

Down? Must be nice.

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Re: City Council has approved to lower the residential tax rate

Post by Loco101 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:42 pm

It's still really high at about $3700 for the year considering I am on a half lot and in a 1200 square foot home.

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Re: City Council has approved to lower the residential tax rate

Post by Head Honcho » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:52 pm

1200 sq. ft. ??!! Mansionique!! [money

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Re: City Council has approved to lower the residential tax rate

Post by Loco101 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:24 am

Says the guy who lives on an estate.

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Post by DenBen » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:55 am

Loco101 wrote:Says the guy who lives on an estate.


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Post of the year, imo.

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Re: City Council has approved to lower the residential tax rate

Post by Head Honcho » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:46 am

My mansion is 980 square feet.

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Re: City Council has approved to lower the residential tax rate

Post by DenBen » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:34 pm

Corner lot & garage adds big $$$ to a resale price.

Our house in Porcupine was only 770 sq ft.

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Re: City Council has approved to lower the residential tax rate

Post by Head Honcho » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:09 am

I have noticed asking prices seem to be dropping around here.

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Re: City Council has approved to lower the residential tax rate

Post by Loco101 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:21 am

Yes they have been.

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Re: City Council has approved to lower the residential tax rate

Post by Head Honcho » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:36 am

Too many people trying escape all at once. [fist

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Re: City Council has approved to lower the residential tax rate

Post by DenBen » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:55 am

It sucks everywhere apparently. I know of folks around here trying to "escape" and move to Northern Ontario and I ain't talking Barrie.

Some people just need a change in their lives, and that's okay.

Some people are just never happy wherever they are. [think

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Re: City Council has approved to lower the residential tax rate

Post by Head Honcho » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:58 pm

Wanna be happy? Frozen wasteland Northern Ontario is the place to be

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Re: City Council has approved to lower the residential tax rate

Post by DenBen » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:59 pm

Been there...done that.

[aah

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Re: City Council has approved to lower the residential tax rate

Post by Loco101 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:44 pm

If I had the choice I would move to either Thunder Bay or North Bay. Maybe the Sault as well. I did live in North Bay for a year and loved it because you're not very far from so many places.

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Re: City Council has approved to lower the residential tax rate

Post by Head Honcho » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:32 pm

None of those are far enough South to be tempting moves for me.

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Re: City Council has approved to lower the residential tax rate

Post by Loco101 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:55 am

There are places in the Southwest that are cheaper to live in than Timmins. Leamington is the furthest South of any town in Ontario and Canada and has almost as much as Timmins and it is less busy than here.

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Re: City Council has approved to lower the residential tax rate

Post by Head Honcho » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:30 am

Oh sure, the Tomato Capital of Canada.

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Re: City Council has approved to lower the residential tax rate

Post by DenBen » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:23 am

No. Too close.... [teehee

Seriously though, Leamington's population combined with Kingsville (which is stuck to it's west side) puts the population between 50 and 55 thousand.

That region is nicknamed "The Sun Parlor of Canada".

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